Friday, February 22, 2013

Free Rent

We have had some squatters camping out in our neighborhood for the past month - sleeping in our snow piles and eating our bushes and trees.  They don't seem a bit disturbed by our presence.  They also don't seem a bit grateful for the free room and board. However, it does provide some entertainment for us.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


We had a real treat when Martin visited from New Jersey and brought his family and friends to ski in Sandpoint last week.  They stayed in the farmhouse and let us join their ski vacation. 
Martin came from Germany to live with us for his senior year in High School.  I was in grade school at the time and have fond memories of his stay.  It was wonderful to get reacquainted and meet his family. 
The girls were well matched ski partners with Will, Cooper and Colby.  They had fun skiing and showing them the mountain.

We didn't see much of our normal February powder, but there were plenty of beautiful blue skies.  The boys got to ski their first real double black diamond.

Plus, they had fun goofing off by the lodge and in the snow piles while waiting for adults. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Great to be 8

Maren turned 8 in January.  What a great age.  She is excited, energetic, fun and eager.  Yesterday she was baptized.  She was surrounded by family and good friends.  It was a great day.